Chad Kroeger Mocks Sum 41 Front Man For Dressing As Avril Lavigne

Deryck Whibley and partner go as Chad and Avril Lavigne for Halloween Party.

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In some circles, dressing up as your ex-girlfriend and then parading around in public is considered a bit of faux pas. Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley knows no such bounds, though. He and partner Ari Cooper went to a Halloween Party dressed as Chad Kroeger and the former Mrs Whibley, Avril Lavigne over the weekend.

And it would seem that Chad is none too happy about it. The Nickelback singer, and Lavigne's future husband, took to Twitter after seeing pictures of the pair's costumes, alleging that he and Lavigne would have dressed up as Sum 41 for Halloween, but added that the band wasn't famous enough for them to bother with the effort: "Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha! -CK"

As Ultimate-Guitar has noted, Kroeger has already reacted to those who have responded negatively to his and Lavigne's engagement, claiming that he tries not to take too much interest in the world's opinion of their relationship and that the couple are very happy.

Whibley had been married to Lavigne since 2006, but the pair announced their separation on September 17th, 2009. Lavigne initiated divorce proceedings in October 2009, claiming irreconcilable differences.

For future reference, we suggest that Deryck Whibley does as us Ultimate-Guitar staff have done for many years, and sticks to dressing up as his ex in the privacy of his own home. As we can tell you from personal experience, things don't get too Complicated that way (see what we did there).

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    ...Kids, Kids, settle down now. You're both just awful.
    I'm sorry, what did you say?
    Wow, I've never hated on Sum 41 like most people, but I never really thought they were that good. While not the hardest Metallica song, they played it really tight.
    Dunno, couldn't hear him over this.
    Don't forget they play parts of Seek and Destroy and Cowboys from Hell. Nickelback are more tight on the heavy side... Sum 41 should just stick to what they do best.
    Childish from both sides imo (Chad & Dereck). But they could probably become bro's in a few years time, both making the same mistake & all.
    I wouldn't consider Avril a mistake... Y'know what I mean? :3 lol
    lol imagine telling your GF we're going to dress up as my X and her new BF for Halloween. She would be like wft ??
    Imagine being mocked by Chad Kroeger! I'm not sure it's possible to get much lower. Maybe if Mustaine called you a 'credulous right-wing eejit', or Manowar said your music is derivative and cliched...
    What I got from this: "There's no point to being a musician unless you're really, really famous" -Chad Kroeger
    Yeah, it definitely shows what he values in life - his celebrity status.
    You say that as if he's the only one that enjoys being famous.
    Well, Kroger is a special case because his music is so formulaic that there really is no arguing that he isn't in it for any reason but fame. . . not to say others don't either, but Kroger and Nickleback are just the biggest example of this, and also the most grating.
    Epic Winner1987
    this is how it looks, when canadian artist's diss each other))
    We normally just say "I'm not your friend, buddy"
    I'm not your buddy, guy!"
    "Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha! -CK" That's not nearly as hostile as I would expect. It sounds like they might actually be friends.
    Shut up Chad. Take Deryck's sloppy seconds. This is funny as hell
    To be fair, Chad never initiates anything. He didn't start any of this shit with The Black Keys, the Detroit Lions' fans, that Braves pitcher, or Sum41. He just responds.
    As much as I want to find what Whibley did as funny, there's no denying the obvious bitterness he displayed. It was childish and uncalled for and I don't blame Chad for reacting.
    Yeahhhh, Whibley is a pathetic loser who can't let go and Chad Kroeger is... Chad Kroeger. I say we let them fight to the death over Avril and whoever wins gets to marry her. At least that way one of them will be dead.